Kristin Schreiber

DG GROW (Brussels)
Director

Kristin Schreiber was born in Berlin in 1965. She studied International Relations, Economics and European Law and received a Diplôme de l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris "avec mention lauréat" in 1986. The following year, she obtained an M.A. in European Studies (Economics) from the University of Kent at Canterbury. Mrs. Schreiber also has a Diploma of Advanced European Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. From 1988 to 1990, Mrs. Schreiber was a Research Fellow at the Institut für Europäische Politik in Bonn. She then became an Administrator in the European Commission in DG Industry and Internal Market and DG Competition until 1997. Then, from 1997 to 1999, she served as Member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition, Karel Van Miert. She joined the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Enlargement (Günter Verheugen) in 1999 and remained a Member of the cabinet until 2004, at which time she became Head of Cabinet for Vladimir Špidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social affairs and Equal opportunities. In 2009, she became Policy Analyst for DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. In 2011, she was named deputy head of cabinet of Commissioner for Internal Markets and Services Michel Barnier. In 2014 Kristin was appointed as the Director of Governance of the Single Market (Directorate B), DG Internal Markets and Services.

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DG COMP (Brussels)

Articles

4410 Bulletin

Heiner Bruhn, Kristin Schreiber The European Commission approves a concentration in the insurance sector creating a leading European insurer in terms of premium income (Axa/UAP)

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"Mergers - Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 20th December 1996, the Commission approved an operation whereby AXA will acquire sole control of UAP via an offer for exchange of shares, covering the whole of UAP‘s shares. The new French group will become a leading European (...)

Heiner Bruhn, Kristin Schreiber The European Commission decides to carry out an in-depth investigation into a proposed concentration in the markets for platinum groups metals (Anglo American/Lonrho)

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"Mergers - Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 16th December 1996 the Commission decided to open proceedings to carry out a “Phase 2” investigation in another case, the shareholding of the Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa (AAC) in Lonrho. AAC and companies related (...)

Heiner Bruhn, Kristin Schreiber The European Commission refers two cases of merger in the electricity sector to the German Bundeskartellamt following requests under art. 9 of the EC merger regulation (RWE/Thyssengas and Bayernwerk/Isarwerke)

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"Mergers - Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 25 November 1996, two cases in the energy sector, RWE/Thyssengas and Bayernwerk/Isarwerke, were referred to the German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, following requests under Article 9 of the EC Merger Regulation. (...)

Heiner Bruhn, Kristin Schreiber The EU Commission prohibits a merger in the daily consumer goods sector between two Finnish companies considering that the operation would likely create a dominant position (Kesko / Tuko)

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"Mergers - Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 20th November 1996 the Commission decided that the acquisition of Tuko by Kesko, two Finnish companies active in the sale of daily consumer goods in Finland, was incompatible with the common market. The Commission’s examination (...)

Heiner Bruhn, Kristin Schreiber The European Commission opens proceedings in order to carry out an in-depth investigation into a proposed acquisition in the beverages sector (Coca-Cola Enterprises / Amalgamated Beverages)

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"Mergers - Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 19th September 1996, the Commission decided to open proceedings in order to carry out an in-depth (“Phase 2”) investigation under the Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition by Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) of (...)

Heiner Bruhn, Kristin Schreiber The European Commission approves the formation of a joint venture between two oil companies combining their European activities in the refining and marketing of fuels and lubricants (BP/Mobil)

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"Mergers - Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 7th August 1996, the Commission approved the proposed formation of a joint venture between BP and Mobil which combines their European activities in the refining and marketing of fuels and lubricants. BP and Mobil will combine (...)

Kristin Schreiber The European Commission opens proceedings for a detailed investigation of a proposed joint venture for the manufacture, processing, marketing and sale of silicon carbide (Saint-Gobain/Wacker Chemie/NOM)

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"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 31st July the Commission opened proceedings for a detailed investigation of the proposed joint venture between two subsidiaries of Saint-Gobain and Wacker Chemie and NOM (a private state-owned Dutch investment and development (...)

Kristin Schreiber The European Commission initiates detailed investigation into a proposed concentration in the wholesale and retail of daily consumer goods and specialty goods in Finland (Kesko/Tuko)

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"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 26 July the Commission decided to open proceedings on the acquisition of Tuko Oy by Kesko Oy. Keskoand Tuko are active in Finland in the wholesale and retail of daily consumer goods (both food and non-food products) and (...)

Kristin Schreiber The European Commission initiates an in depth investigation of the proposed joint venture for supply of services to operators of cable, audiovisual and television services (Telefonica/Sogecable/Cablevision)

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"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 26th July 1995 Telefonica and Sogecable together with Canal Plus, Spain agreed to merge their activities relating to the supply of services to operators of cable, audiovisual and television services in a joint venture, (...)

Kristin Schreiber The President of the European Court of First Instance rejects a request for interim measures concerning a proposed concentration in the TV broadcasting sector (Sogecable)

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"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 12.07.1996 the Judge President of the Court of First Instance (CFI) decided to reject the request from Sogecable for interim measures by declaring the appeal irreceivable. Sogecable had brought action against the Commission (...)

Kristin Schreiber The European Commission amends its decision authorizing the establishment of a joint venture in the polyolefins sector subject to conditions and obligations corresponding to commitments given by the parties (Montell, Shell and Montedison)

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"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 24th April 1996, the Commission decided to amend its Decision 94/811 EC of 8.6.1994 which had authorized the establishment of Montell, a joint venture in the polyolefins sector between Shell and Montedison, subject to conditions (...)

Kristin Schreiber The UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry prohibits a proposed concentration in the wholesale and retail of pharmaceutical products, after referral of the case by the European Commission (GEHE / Lloyds)

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"Mergers : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 22nd March 1996, the Commission decided that the public bid by GEHE for Lloyds Chemists should be referred to the UK Competition Authorities for further investigation. At that time, Lloyds was already subject to a bid by (...)

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